We woke up early this morning. Got dressed, and headed down to Eugene. 16 months after we started this process, we found ourselves sitting in a courtroom, before a judge who took great delight in signing a piece of paper that would forever bind us with our kids, Jordan and Wyatt. Their names were legally changed, and from this day forward, we are legally a family.
There is much celebration in this house today. There is much rejoicing. A long road, from decision to completion.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone that has supported us on this journey. And to my friends who are going through this journey now, I say to you - keep going. When you are mired in paperwork, and home visits, and background checks, and sometimes disappointment, remember this: it's not the journey, it's the destination.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived at ours. And now we begin a new journey. One of guidance, and discipline, teaching and encouragement, love and laughter.
Today, we are a complete family.